appointment of Ellen DeMartinis to the position of Interim CEO for the
agency, after resignation of David Stupay effective Friday, August 15.
Stupay had been
named President and CEO of the non-profit organization in August 2013.
According to an
issued statement from the board, DeMartinis has been with OE for 20 years,
and has served the agency in several capacities, including Director of Human
Resources, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President.
“We greatly value
the accomplishments David made during his time at OE,” says OE Board of
Directors Chairperson Kevin Steele, “He led OE through a robust strategic
planning process and leaves the agency with ambitious goals that will serve
our program participants and invest in our staff. The Board and staff at OE
wish David all the best.”
OE, headquatered in
Valparaiso works to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life
for individuals with disabilities and serves over 1,100 adults and children
with disabilities in Porter County and throughout Northwest Indiana. For
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